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Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Election-By-Donut

Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Election-By-Donut

Published October 27, 2016

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Timothée Lambrecq

Dunkin’ Donuts is taking part in the great democratic experiment by offering special “election donuts”.

Vísir reports that, with parliamentary elections in Iceland only two days away, Dunkin’ Donuts is getting in on the action with a voting system of their own.

Numerous donuts are now for sale that are marked with the symbol of a political party running for office in Iceland. All of them of the same chocolate-filling flavour in order to ensure that all parties have a fair shot. Customers are asked to “vote” for the party of their choosing by buying a donut marked with the symbol of the party they intend to vote for.

Tomorrow, Dunkin’ Donuts will release their results, demonstrating which party has “won” this pastry-driven election based on which particular election donut generated the most sales.

However, no special conditions were set in terms of how many election donuts a person can buy at one time, or even several times. Sources close to Grapevine could neither confirm nor deny that any parties were planning to engage in ballot stuffing, or the donut equivalent thereof, to try and rig these elections.

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